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Summer Guide Activities: July 29 - Aug. 4


Top Billboard artist Khalid brings his ultra-cool, smooth, R&B style to PPG Paints Arena during his Free Style World Tour. Hear his new releases and chart-topping hits, including "Location" and “Better.” 7:30 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. Tickets start at $37.


What’s your superpower? Create, engineer, and harness your super alter-ego story, costume, and gadgets at Assemble’s day camp. Continues through Fri., Aug. 2. 4824 Penn Ave., Garfield.

Tue., July 30

Lake Street Dive
  • Lake Street Dive

The Brooklyn-based rock band Lake Street Dive has a powerful sound that stretches from Southern rock to indie pop to folk. Enjoy their sounds at Stage AE on a hot summer night. 7 p.m. 400 N. Shore Drive, North Side. $29.50.

Wed., July 31


Remember John Cusack’s character in Being John Malkovich? This is nothing like that. Puppet Karaoke at Boom Concepts is really just karaoke using puppets. Don’t have a great voice? Not sure about Karaoke? Puppets make all of that go away! 6 p.m. 5139 Penn Ave., Downtown. $5.


ReplayFX might be the only place in the world where you can see and play over 1,000 pinball machines and arcade games. Held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, it's a gathering for casual play and competition with all kinds of games, including esports. Continues through Sun., Aug. 4. 100 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown. $20-100.


Things don’t always go exactly as planned in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, a musical romp through Rome featuring love, schemes, and unexpected twists at every turn. 7:30 p.m. Continues through Sun., Aug. 4. Apple Hill Playhouse, 275 Manor Road, Delmont. $15.

Fri., Aug. 2

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - PHOTO: ©2002 WARNER BROS. HARRY POTTER PUBLISHING RIGHTS © J.K.R.
  • Photo: ©2002 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R.
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


Relive the magic of author J.K. Rowling’s creation when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra plays music from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Watch the second entry in the film franchise as PSO provides live musical accompaniment of John Williams’ score. 7 p.m. Continues through Sun., Aug. 4. Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. $25-105.

Sat., Aug. 3


August is peak pink wine season, and what better way to celebrate than drinking it all day? Sip on a glass at Rosé All Day, Pittsburgh’s first rosé festival with over 20 wineries, cocktails, beer, and cider. 1-5 p.m. Nova Place, 100 S. Commons, North Side. $45-89.

Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers
  • Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers


Get ready for pickin’ and grinnin’ at Chatham University’s Bluegrass Night at Eden Hall Campus. The Shameless Hex and Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers bring a range of knee-slappin’ tunes, from traditional bluegrass to swingin’ rockabilly. 6:30 p.m. Willis Amphitheater, Eden Hall Campus, 6035 Ridge Road, Gibsonia. $10.50.

Sun., Aug. 4

  • CP photo: Krista Johnson
  • EQT Three Rivers Regatta


Pretend you’re at the beach with a staycation at Point State Park for the EQT Three Rivers Regatta. Whether you like watching speed boats or stuffing your face while people-watching on the lawn, the popular festival has something for everyone. Along the Allegheny River at Point State Park, Downtown, and North Side.

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